A new custom built wood deck is an excellent way to keep a natural look and feel about your property while greatly enhancing your enjoyment and your outdoor lifestyle. Most decks today are built out of wood because it’s affordable, readily available and is easy for your deck builder to work with.
The most affordable and commonly used type of wood for decking is pressure treated decking materials. However, wood can also be quite expensive if you’re wanting to build your deck out of more luxurious redwood, cedar or the even more expensive Ipe and other exotic woods. Natural decking materials however offer a certain richness and feel that you can only get from using wood.
Mike’s Remodeling and Handyman is a full service home improvement contractor operating out of Mashpee, MA. We specialize in building decks out of all materials, composite or wood and we specialize in intricate designs and complicated layouts.
What Are The Differences In Wood Decking?
Pressure Treated Decking: It’s very resistant to rot and insects and it also withstands moisture very well, not to mention it’s readily available which also makes it affordable. Pressure treated wood doesn’t necessarily need to be painted if you like the dark brown, or dark green color variations that it comes in. Most pressure treated decking material is milled from southern yellow pine. Mike’s Remodeling and Handyman can build you a deck out of pressure treated lumber.
Redwood & Cedar Decking: If budget isn’t an issue and you want one of the more elegant looking materials for your deck then redwood or red cedar are great choices. Both of these western softwoods are highly sought after for their deep rich colors and natural beauty. Both of these species actually contain tannins and oils that help them naturally resist rot, decay and wood boring insects without having to be treated with chemicals. The crew at Mike’s Remodeling and Handyman are the Cedar Decking experts!
Composite Decking: Composite Decking Materials are becoming a very popular deck building material because of their wide range of colors and textures and their longevity. A well cared for composite deck will last for many, many years and require less maintenance and repair than a standard wood deck. Composite decking is also made from recycled materials making it an environmentally friendly choice too. Mike’s Remodeling and Handyman builds composite decks using all the most popular decking brands such as Trex, Fiberon, Azek, and Timber-Tech.
If there was just one single exterior home improvement any homeowner could make to their home, that would enhance both the look and property value, it would be the addition of a new custom wood deck. Not just any old deck will do however, and there are several things you need to consider before you get to work building your deck. That’s why choosing an experienced team like Mike’s Remodeling and Handyman is your best choice!